Our student-led Campus Tours are an ideal way to get a feel for our Preston Campus – whether you’ve not managed to get to an Open Day, or just fancy a more informal look round.
Our students will show you how easy it is to get around our compact city campus, from any of our state-of-the-art buildings including the Media Factory or our sports science and biomechanics labs to our purpose-built on campus sports centre or one of our accommodation flats.
They’re the perfect opportunity to get more of a sense of UCLan, and you can get answers to all the questions you really want to ask from our current students.
Our regular Campus Tours run every Wednesday at 2pm starting from the Students' Union Building with car parking available on the visitor car park at Victoria Building. Please arrive and register for 1.45pm and the walking tour will take between one and two hours. The student-led tours are a great way to see our fantastic facilities that the Preston Campus has to offer, and are an ideal opportunity to ask questions about being a student here. Just remember to wrap up warm if it’s a cold day!
No need to book, just turn up.
These tours are not course specific, so if you’re looking for a more tailored visit, please consider registering for our next Open Day or booking on to a Campus Tour Extra.
Our Campus Tour Extra runs on the second Wednesday of each month and will give you a chance to tailor your visit for the course you are interested in. On our Campus Tour Extra you will get the chance to speak with colleagues from Finance, Admissions and Accommodation as well as being able to speak to an academic from your chosen course area*. You will also get to see our fantastic campus.
The Campus Tour Extra Event runs from 1:15pm to approximately 4:00pm.
*Please note booking is essential, we advise booking no later than a week prior to the tour (We cannot guarantee a full Campus Tour Extra experience if bookings are made after this)
If you can’t do one of our Campus Tour Extra dates, please contact us at StudentRecruitment@uclan.ac.uk or on 01772 894443 and we will be happy to arrange something for you.
If you’re unable to make a Campus Tour or you simply want to do your own thing, you are welcome to visit our Preston Campus at any time and follow our self-guided walking tour.
This self-guided tour will help you explore the heart of our campus and the city of Preston at your own pace. Within our downloadable PDF brochure you will find a suggested route including key points of interest and directions to our campus. Hopefully you’ll enjoy your visit and it will inspire you to choose UCLan to start your studies.
Download the Self-Guided Campus Tour Map
Our How to find us page provides detailed directions to the campus. If you are arriving by car, head for the Victoria visitor car park and tell the car park attendant you are here for a Campus Tour. Car parking spaces and permits can be arranged by calling 01772 894443 beforehand. Please note that while car parking may be available on the day it cannot be guaranteed without a booking.
If you are travelling by train, Preston train station is only a 10-minute walk away. Please see National Rail Enquiries for further information, train times and fares.
If you require any further information prior to your visit, please call our friendly team on 01772 892400 and we’ll be happy to help. We look forward to welcoming you soon to UCLan’s Preston Campus!